From the director: a class act

Content Image InlineThe AS regularly hosts visits by high school and university students to help ensure that the next generation of Australian scientists can make even greater use of synchrotron techniques now considered essential for international research efforts.


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Powder diffraction goes to the planets

Content Image Inline Recreating the environmental conditions experienced on the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn sounds like an impossible task, but that’s what Helen Maynard-Casely is doing at the Australian Synchrotron. A journey to the centre of the planets is also in her sights.


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Synchrotron SAXS helps SNARE discoveries

Content Image InlineQueensland researchers have revealed new details of how nerve cells communicate with each other, and how cells take up glucose from the blood in response to insulin.

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Beamtime applications (August 2012)

Beamtime submissions for round 2013/1 (January-May 2013) at the Australian Synchrotron open 22 August 2012. Applications for the International Synchrotron Access Program close 28 August 2012.

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Save the date

Content Image InlineMake a note in your diary: 29-30 November 2012 is the date of the next AS user meeting.

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Who wants a synchrotron education?

Content Image InlineThe Australian Synchrotron regularly holds tours, laboratory sessions, seminars and workshops tailored to the needs of existing users, new users, and tertiary and high school students.

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Photo competition winners – August 2012

Content Image InlineThe winner of the July-August 2012 photo competition is Bridget Ingham from Industrial Research Ltd, New Zealand.

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This laboratory has classes

Content Image InlineMore space, more-powerful computers and more exciting experiments! The new education laboratory in the National Centre for Synchrotron Science (NCSS) building at the AS can comfortably accommodate a whole class and a wider range of experiments.

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La Trobe students visit far-IR and MX

Content Image Inline Nanotechnology students from La Trobe University visit the AS every year as part of their third-year synchrotron science and technology unit.

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High school students visit synchrotron

Content Image Inline Some high schools send student groups to the AS to experience first-hand what it’s like to do synchrotron experiments and learn more about the kinds of research questions that different synchrotron techniques can help answer.

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New users seminar July 2012

Content Image InlineMore than 200 prospective new users of synchrotron and neutron techniques attended a full-day seminar and workshop at the AS in July 2012: the Synchrotron and Neutron New Users Symposium.

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IR workshop is MASSIVE-ly useful

Content Image InlineMore than 40 researchers and potential new users of synchrotron infrared microspectroscopy techniques attended a data analysis workshop at the AS in June 2012.

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Our 2012 Open Day is not far away

Content Image InlineThe annual Australian Synchrotron Open Day will take place on Sunday 14 October 2012 from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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Accelerator advancement

Stephen Griffiths from the AS is one of the authors of a Nature Physics paper on a new breed of accelerator that should lead to powerful advances in machine characteristics.

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Online merchandise sales

You can now order Australian Synchrotron merchandise online, including: t-shirts, key rings, pens, mugs, USBs, stress balls, umbrellas, hats, baby bibs and beanies.

Events Diary

Synchrotron-related events in Australia and overseas.

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